Life-Affirming Abstract Paintings
Chantal Leblanc creates light-filled abstract paintings that are also powerful and life-affirming. She achieves an ethereal atmosphere in her art works through the juxtaposition of soft strokes of muted colors with energetic vibrant hues.
Leblanc, who lives in Canada, has won many awards including three from an international art competition juried by 25 galleries and museums in the United States. Her painting “The Angel Within” was selected for Manhattan Arts International’s “The Healing Power of ART 2016” exhibition and she won an Award of Excellence. The Artist’s Magazine gave her an Honorable Mention Award in its July 2016 issue. She recently won the silver medal in the 44th International CAPSQ juried at Roma Galleria Della La Pigna in Vatican.
The artist states, “My art reflects my search for inner peace. It aims at drawing you into this suspended state where subtle life flow creates beauty and healing. A place our soul yearns for… the one that already resides deep inside of us.”
Leblanc’s creative approach begins as a subtractive and intuitive process as she allows bursts of vibrating colors to emerge which resonate and expand in depth. She then adds very thin layers of glazes and washes to bring movement to the compositions.
She explains: “In this dance, I seek pulsation, shift and vibration in physical elements. By harnessing the tension between opposites, I want to freeze the moment while it is still a state of becoming… to capture that energy, nature’s energy.”
“My creative process runs deeper than creating a painting. It is who I am, it draws me in and it is my connection, I hope, to viewers.”
Leblanc’s art was exhibited at the Women in Art 2016 international curated show held at the Ward Nasse Gallery in New York, NY and at the Montreal Visual Arts Centre. Her art was presented in a curated group exhibition in the Roma Galleria La Pigna at the Vatican, Italy.
Her art can be found in private collections in Canada and the U.S. She was recently commissioned by a non-profit organization to paint special ceiling tiles for patients of the Montreal’s Ste-Justine Children’s Hospital.
Banner image: Detail of Communion, mixed media.
Visit Chantal Leblanc’s website at www.chantalleblancartiste.com